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Madison Metropolitan School District

Southside Elementary School Naming Process

April 24, 2023 Update - Naming Paused:

Announcement from the Board of Education
We would like to inform the community that the decision has been made to pause the work of naming our newest elementary school on the city's south side. With the recent news of our superintendent retiring, the onboarding of an interim superintendent, and beginning the process to find a new superintendent, the Board has decided that it must focus their work on these areas, as well as keeping the budget process moving along smoothly.

We want to thank all those who submitted a proposal; we received a total of 67 responses.
These proposals will be secure until we can open up this process again. Thank you for your
patience as we work to make the upcoming transitions as smooth as possible.


This web page has been created to keep the community informed of our work as we progress through the naming process of the new southside elementary school currently under construction in the Rimrock area. This site currently houses the Badger Rock Neighborhood Center and Badger Rock Middle School located at 501 E. Badger Road.

The new elementary school will be attached to the current building and will serve between 400 and 450 students. This site is in the center of the community, providing one of the best walking school options available and is located next to a current City of Madison park. The new school as designed at this time will have the same attendance area that exists today for Allis Elementary School. We cannot wait to welcome Rimrock area students to their new neighborhood school!

We anticipate that the new school will open in the fall of 2023 but could be affected by construction timelines. There will be active communication with the school community throughout the process to keep families informed. Updates on the construction process can be accessed on the MMSD website.


We will be using typical communication channels to keep our district informed of updates -- including our newsletters, website, Facebook and Twitter, etc. Targeted communications will be sent to the Allis Elementary school community.

Meeting Notice

Ad Hoc Committee meeting dates/times, agendas, and minutes are published on BoardDocs.

View meeting agendas and notices

Meetings are also broadcast on the Board of Education's YouTube channel.

Watch meetings on YouTube


Public Input

Public input will continue through this web page for the entire process. Meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee will be publicly noticed and broadcast via the MMSD Board of Education YouTube channel in the same way that all other open Board meetings are shared.

To submit feedback, please use this web form.


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